I am now five weeks into The 100 Day Project and it is going swimmingly! (You can follow along every day on Instagram). Because I am making a zine a day, I am keeping things as simple as possible and that includes my tools.
One of the great things about zine making is that you can do it with a minimum amount of tools and supplies, you can make your first zine with just a sheet of paper, scissors and a pen. Here are all the tools I have been using.
- Bone folder
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat (self-healing)
- Paper Trimmer
- Pens and pencils
- Twine and needle
I don’t use all of these every day, most days it’s just my bone folder, craft knife, metal ruler and cutting mat. On the days that I have more time and can make a more complicated structure, then the other supplies come out.
For most of my zines I hand write or hand letter the content. I even do my own line drawings! These are the pens I use.
Ecoline Brush Pen
Kuretake Bimoji Brush Pen
Bic Marking Permanent
And of course, I had to make a zine about my tools!
Would you like to learn how to make zines? I highly recommend this class on Creativebug to get started. I will also post a tutorial on the blog really soon!